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Nice lunch at Tokyo Sushi Bar at Fowler & 56th in Tampa... 'Pics'...

Mild Bill Sep 23, 2010 08:02 PM

A couple times recently when I was out in the Temple Terrace area and was preparing to hit Cilantro or Lupton's, I remembered that Askdrtodd mentioned, here I believe, that there was a really good sushi place that made something called a 'CD Roll' ---- huge and delicious...
That it was a scene...

After a Facebook friend tortured me with sushi pics the night before, finding myself in that area,
I decided I'd seek it out, and I texted Todd for the coordinates...
I was like 9 seconds away!

It's a pretty little place and everyone was welcoming and nice...
As usual, there's lots of gossiping and laughing 'at me' when my big ol' camera comes out...
I asked if it was OK and my excellent waiter said 'sure!'...

I didn't see the CD Roll on the menu, on the sushi order sheet, or on the multiple boards on the wall--- but when I asked about it my waiter enthusiastically made a point to tell me that the Sushi-dude working that day invented it, and they both asked how I knew about it since it wasn't on the menu... They got a kick that we were talking about it here...

I don't know if he made my food extra good because he knew I was going to be photographing it and most likely reporting back, but it was excellent---- and it arrived in a big boat! I LOVE THAT!
All for me---- and the one roll filled it up! $17.00...

Each slice was 3"-4" in diameter and was a decadent, barely managable mouthful...
Crab salad, Cuttlefish, Fried Fish, Shrimp, Tuna, Seaweed or Herb Salad (sorry I don't know)...
The bow of the boat was filled with a spicy remoulade with 'CD' written in eel sauce!

It really was an inspired combination of textures and flavors...
I ordered a double order of Yellowtail sushi too, since it's been a long time since I've had that...
The perfectly fresh slices were very generous as you'll see...

Loved it!

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Tokyo Sushi Bar
5711 E Fowler Ave
Temple Terrace, FL 33617-2398
(813) 983-1822

 
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  1. sunshine842 Sep 24, 2010 03:50 AM

    Good to know they're still doing well! I used to eat there when I was at USF...lo these MANY years ago.

    They've outlasted an awful lot of restaurants that have come and gone from that plaza over the years.

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      joan Sep 24, 2010 05:26 AM

      Now I know what they mean by "food porn"! Gorgeous photos, make me want to dive right in!

      1. askdrtodd Sep 24, 2010 05:43 AM

        Glad you liked it man!!! Can't believe they took the CD off the menu, maybe someone choked to death on it? ... what a great way to go...

        Darn you and your photography skills, now my stomach is asking "where's my CD roll Todd?" and I'm all like "you shut your pie hole, stomach, I fed you oatmeal like an hour ago!"

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          andy huse Sep 24, 2010 08:21 AM

          favorite sushi place, by far the best in the USF area.

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